Monday, 4 September 2017

Malimali Mai Traditional Tongan Song.



Talitali fiefia Parents of Room 2, 

In Room 2 we have been learning the song called Malimali Mai a traditional song in preparation for Tongan Language Week 2017. We love to smile, jump, walk, clap, dance and be happy. Please the learn the words at home as we celebrate Tongan Language Week 2017 at Rongomai School.

Here are the lyrics for your enjoyment.

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Malimali mai pea ke fiefia
Malimali mai pea ke fiefia
Malimali mai pea ke fiefia
Malimali ‘ia sisu pea ke fiefia

Smile and be happy

Hopohopo mai pea ke fiefia
Hopohopo mai pea ke fiefia
Hopohopo mai pea ke fiefia
Hopohopo ‘ia sisu pea ke fiefia
Jump and be happy

Luelue mai pea ke fiefia
Luelue mai pea ke fiefia
Luelue mai pea ke fiefia
Luelue ‘ia sisu pea ke fiefia
Walk and be happy


Pasipasi mai pea ke fiefia

Pasipasi mai pea ke fiefia
Pasipasi mai pea ke fiefia
Pasipasi ‘ia sisu pea ke fiefia
Clap and be happy


Sivesiva mai pea ke fiefia

Sivesiva mai pea ke fiefia
Sivesiva mai pea ke fiefia
Sivesiva ‘ia sisu pea ke fiefia
Dance and be happy.

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To encourage the use of the Tongan language we are posting a word of the week that can be used with children or beginners. 


Ako is a wonderful word in Tongan. It is the word for learning. It is also the word for teaching. In our culture, ako is about the collective sharing of knowledge, mutual learning. It is one word that can be used to describe all types of learning. To learn, to teach, to master, to practice, to study, to teach oneself: self-education.

* Naʻa ne ʻalu ʻo ako. He/She went to school.

Tau ‘alu ki he ako faiva’.  Let’s go to the dance practice.


Malo, Miss Tumutoa, Whaea Terangi & Room 2.



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